Claudia Citkovitz, PhD, LAc., has led the Acupuncture Service at NYU Lutheran Medical Center since 2004, supervising 12 acupuncturists who provide inpatient care and clinical instruction in labor and delivery, pain management, and neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation. Dr. Citkovitz studied Chinese language in Beijing and acupuncture at the Pacific and Tri-State colleges in New York. An internationally known lecturer on acupuncture practice and research methodology, she is a faculty member for the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her PhD study on acupuncture during acute stroke rehabilitation was the first conducted in the United States, as was her 2006 study of acupuncture during labor and delivery. Dr. Citkovitz is a frequent peer reviewer and Editorial Board member on journals including Acupuncture in Medicine, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Explore, and Meridians.